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Madrid Re-Sign Former Striker From Lyon

Real Madrid have completed the signing of their former player, Mariano Diaz from French Ligue 1 club, Lyon for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday as the Europe summer transfer window is set to close on Friday night.

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Diaz who left Madrid last season, rejoined his childhood club after spending just one season with the Ligue  1 outfit as the Los Blancos look to strengthen their squad and wrestle the La Liga title from Barcelona this season.

The club in a statement on its official website announced the re -signing of  Mariano who made 45 appearances for Lyon and scored 21 goals.

The statement said, “Mariano Díaz has now come back to Real Madrid. The 25-year-old forward returns to the Whites after a stellar season at Lyon.

“He played 45 games and scored 21 goals. The European champions can count on a player who understands the importance of Real Madrid perfectly (he played here between 2011 and 2017) and last year he became one of the great attacking players in European football.
“He is a fast striker, a powerful and clinical finisher. Mariano started his career at Espanyol and in the summer of 2011, he moved to Real Madrid from Badalona. After passing through the Under-19s and Real Madrid C, he moved up the ranks to Castilla in 2014. One season later, in the 2015/16 campaign, he was the top scorer in the Segunda División B, scoring 27 goals with the youth team. Next stop: the first team.

Mariano who was born in Barcelona was part of the team that won the Champions League, LaLiga, the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in the 2016-2017 season.

He made his debut for Madrid on August 27, 2016, in a 2-1 win over Celta and scored his first goal in October against Cultural Leonesa.  He featured 14 times and scored 5 goals while playing for Madrid first team.

He was loaned out to Olympique Lyon, where he has been a key player. He was one of the top scorers of the French League with 18 goals and also netted goals in the Europa League (2). His other goal came in the French Cup.


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